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32Bravo
05-29-2009, 03:00 AM
Attended the Hay Book festival, last weekend. Found some good bargains and consumed much beer to celebrate my luck.

Hay-on-Wye is reputed to have a hundred book shops - didn't bother to count.

http://www.hayfestival.com/wales/

Next weekend we're at the Keswick Beer Festival where much more beer will be consumed. Was wondering if anyone else would be there?

http://www.dokeswick.com/annualacts/beerfestival.htm

flamethrowerguy
05-29-2009, 07:33 AM
That's my regular:
http://www.graspop.be/

Lots of beer cans, barbecue and no-showering included!

32Bravo
05-29-2009, 07:38 AM
Tend to take a sedate pace myself. lots of food and ale together witht hte odd shower. :)

Rising Sun*
05-29-2009, 07:54 AM
That's my regular:
http://www.graspop.be/

Lots of beer cans, barbecue and no-showering included!

How old are you?

My 19 yo son has been into the likes of Slipknot and a lot of your other festival bands since he was in his early teens.

Is this something you play in German prisons to torture the prisoners without leaving any marks on them? ;) :D

Rising Sun*
05-29-2009, 07:56 AM
Tend to take a sedate pace myself. lots of food and ale together witht hte odd shower. :)

Yeah, right!

Sedate pace from the freezing mud run man. ;) :rolleyes:

At least the shower at the end of that sounds right. :D

flamethrowerguy
05-29-2009, 11:23 AM
How old are you?

My 19 yo son has been into the likes of Slipknot and a lot of your other festival bands since he was in his early teens.

Well, double your boy's age and you got roughly mine. My father (born 1948) kind of made the likes of AC/DC, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin my cradle music, so he'd be to blame for my musical preferences. ;)

There's all kinds of harder music on this particular festival. From nowadays' ruckus bands like Slipknot to 80's Hair Metal bands like this year's friday headliner Mötley Crüe. There were also Hard Rock/Metal vets like Guns'n Roses, Alice Cooper, Motörhead, Iron Maiden headlining in the last couple of years.


Is this something you play in German prisons to torture the prisoners without leaving any marks on them? ;) :D

Maybe I'm going to propose this. Eventually it worked with Guantanamo inmates who were treated with Metallica ultrasound for hours during interrogations.:D

Rising Sun*
05-30-2009, 08:37 AM
Well, double your boy's age and you got roughly mine. My father (born 1948)

I was born in 1949, so I'm too young to be your father. :D



kind of made the likes of AC/DC, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin my cradle music, so he'd be to blame for my musical preferences. ;)

There's all kinds of harder music on this particular festival. From nowadays' ruckus bands like Slipknot to 80's Hair Metal bands like this year's friday headliner Mötley Crüe. There were also Hard Rock/Metal vets like Guns'n Roses, Alice Cooper, Motörhead, Iron Maiden headlining in the last couple of years.

Your father was an original headbanger.

I was more of the Beatles, Peter Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, even Seekers on a bad day, and Motown girl band persuasion. Until I moved to the dark side with the Stones. Which led me later in life to AC/DC and some other local bands you might not have heard of, like the Divinyls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aYzQb6cc5E


Maybe I'm going to propose this. Eventually it worked with Guantanamo inmates who were treated with Metallica ultrasound for hours during interrogations.:D

We could be on the start of something good here, such as implanting suitable songs into the good / bad decision centre of people who are convicted of serious crimes, whether or not they go to gaol.

Bob Marley's Bad Boys would be a start, with emphasis on the lines

Why did you have to act so mean?
Don't you know you're a human being?
Born of a mother
With the love of a father,

Except that many of the poor bastards caught up in the criminal justice system wouldn't have any experience of that, because they're just poor bastards born of poor bastards, who never learn the finer points of human existence which much of society takes for granted because they've never experienced them.

flamethrowerguy
05-30-2009, 03:59 PM
I was more of the Beatles, Peter Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, even Seekers on a bad day, and Motown girl band persuasion. Until I moved to the dark side with the Stones.

Yes, I remember something like that. My father was into the Stones, my mother into the Beatles. One had to chose.


We could be on the start of something good here, such as implanting suitable songs into the good / bad decision centre of people who are convicted of serious crimes, whether or not they go to gaol.

A similar project was already tried I guess but it was cancelled during the stage of testing. It was called "backward messages", hidden in all kind of songs. The receivers however tended to kill themselves - no matter what the original message was about.

Rising Sun*
05-30-2009, 06:40 PM
A similar project was already tried I guess but it was cancelled during the stage of testing. It was called "backward messages", hidden in all kind of songs. The receivers however tended to kill themselves - no matter what the original message was about.

Well, with certain types of criminal, I don't see why that's a bad result.

doc_holliday
06-02-2009, 11:26 AM
I'll be attending Osheaga in Montreal this summer...the lineup's not great, but, hey! It's Montreal!

32Bravo
06-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Yeah, right!

Sedate pace from the freezing mud run man. ;) :rolleyes:

At least the shower at the end of that sounds right. :D

Well, that's just a way of keeping warm in the winter. :lol:

32Bravo
06-02-2009, 02:11 PM
I'll be attending Osheaga in Montreal this summer...the lineup's not great, but, hey! It's Montreal!


But hey!...if you have T.B. anything's good! :lol:

32Bravo
06-02-2009, 02:15 PM
I was more of the Beatles, Peter Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, even Seekers on a bad day, and Motown girl band persuasion. Until I moved to the dark side with the Stones. Which led me later in life to AC/DC and some other local bands you might not have heard of, like the Divinyls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aYzQb6cc5E




You forgot the Batchelors! :lol:

But I loved this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbSYwlxwotY&feature=related

But, hey, what about these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THj9uQYy4SY&feature=related

These cats were pretty groovy also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4&feature=related